Incidents at NHS Hospitals

Reference: 

874

Request detail: 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

Since 1.1.16 to the date of this e-mail please state how many times you have attended fire alarm calls at an NHS hospital because of a problem caused by:

1. Toasters

2. Ovens

3. People Smoking, and

4. People Vaping.

How much does a typical call-out cost your fire service? Do you reclaim any costs back from the NHS?

 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet. With regards to a typical call out cost an indicative cost can be calculated based upon the equivalent of the special services charges tariff for 2018/19 (please follow the link) https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/meeting/agenda/annual-review-charges-s...

which gives you the cost per hour for the type of vehicle that attended. You can use to calculate the cost by using the time of the call and the length of time attended multiplied by the number of vehicles. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has set the following Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) mobilising policy: 1 pumping appliance mobilised to any AFA plus; A second pumping appliance is mobilised to life risk premises between 2200 and 0800 hours e.g. Nursing home, hospital, boarding school, residential college. Please refer to our website for more information: https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/safety-at-work/reduction-unwanted-fire...

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service does not reclaim any costs back from the NHS.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Responded: 

Friday, 18 January, 2019

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